Together now for fifty years

CASABLANCA was the hit movie while war raged in the Far East in the year this happy couple married.Leonard and Betty Roberts had known each other for more than five years when they decided to tie the knot on Easter Saturday 1942.

CASABLANCA was the hit movie while war raged in the Far East in the year this happy couple married.

Leonard and Betty Roberts had known each other for more than five years when they decided to tie the knot on Easter Saturday 1942.

The couple had met at the Holy Trinity church in Back Hamlet in the mid 1930s and took part in Sunday school together.

On April 4, 1942, the couple married at the same church and then spent a few days on their honeymoon in London.

The couple, who live in Penshurst Road, Ipswich, have two children, Susan 56 and John, 48 and four grandsons.

Leonard worked for Bull Motors as a test engineer for 52 years, while Betty worked as a medical secretary at the Foxhall Hospital and later at Ipswich Hospital.

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Betty, 81 said that life with Leonard, 83, had been great fun and said that time had gone very quickly.

The couple celebrated their anniversary with a blessing at Holy Trinity church and a family gathering at the church hall.